Does blocking two large shawls in less than 18 hours make you a blockhead?
Guess what’s on my guest room floor? My second Koigu Shawl.
I added a bunch of yarnovers in the bind off and it still could have been looser. I was hoping the edges would end up pointed, but they’re not. Oh, well. I had to guess on where to start the neck, as this was a pattern for a square shawl. I’m probably going to do a single crochet just to tighten the neck up a bit.
I’m loving the colors, especially with the sun shining on it. Don’t be too envious of our sunshine though, because it’s only about 2 degrees. The wind chill is -30.
And now for a couple of puppy shots. We got this dog in June of last year, and before that I always thought that people that put puppy shots on their blogs were a little…off. Yeah, and what’s your point?
It’s a green photo. Her dog bed is from Christmas, my knitting tools bag is green, and my current knitting project is green. She’s also lying on my wallet. She growls every time I try to get my credit card to order yarn. I have my credit card number memorized, so there!!!
She does love yarn.
I’ll give you a little bit more of a peep at the current project. It’s the Forest Canopy Shawl. The yarn is from Twisted. She’s doing a shop update tomorrow. The Yarn is called Shiny. It’s a 50/50 Superwash Merino/Tencel. The colorway is Karma and it’s a mutating stripe. It’s got a really nice sheen to it. I expected it to be a bit softer, but it almost has a linen feel to it. It will be interesting to see what it does when it’s blocked. I’ve already done way more repeats than the pattern specifies. I want it to be big. Why? Because bigger is better, right? And I’m not out of yarn.
Stay tuned for photos of two finished shawls. Lexi’s is absolutely gorgeous and so lightweight. I threatened to wear it once before sending it to her, but I won’t.
I need to go hand out ice cream bars. There’s a Rock Band party in my basement, and all that rockin’ is making those boys hungry.